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Four state AGs sue to block U.S. decision to cede key internet role

A judge in Texas has fixed for Friday the hearing in a suit filed by four state attorneys general against a decision by the U.S. government to transfer some key internet technical functions to a multistakeholder body.

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Trump says Google Search biased against him

Just two days after his first debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump told an audience at a political rally in Wisconsin that Google is biased against him and suppressing search results.

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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office.

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Mozilla tests ad-blocking feature in Firefox

Mozilla today introduced three new test features for Firefox, including one that may foreshadow a more aggressive ad-blocking strategy by the developer.

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Boost your website’s loading speed

Many factors can affect a website’s ability to load quickly — and many of them can be adjusted to improve users’ experience when visiting your site.

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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

A federal court in California denied Oracle another trial in its longstanding copyright infringement dispute with Google over the use of Java code in Android.

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Winner of the presidential debate? Twitter by a mile

While Facebook and Twitter users have been posting memes, praising and griping about the candidates, and arguing with friends and family about the issues for months, Monday night they took to social media in droves to comment on the...

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Google rolls out more low-bandwidth versions of its products

Google has rolled out versions of its popular products like YouTube and Chrome, which are specially designed for people who do not have access to high-bandwidth internet.

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Halt WhatsApp data transfers, German privacy watchdog tells Facebook

Facebook must stop collecting information about WhatsApp users in Germany, a local privacy watchdog has ordered.

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Alleged YouTube music ripper sued by industry for copyright infringement

Stream-ripping, or the conversion of streamed content into downloadable files, has become a major problem for the recorded music industry, which reports a 50 percent increase in such unauthorized ripping in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015....

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MIT aims to makes sense of Twitter’s presidential debate firehose

With Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set to face off in the first debate of a contentious presidential election tonight, the MIT Media Lab is set to make sense of the firehose of chatter expected to hit Twitter.

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Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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Snapchat's Spectacles -- what we know so far

The disappearing message app, Snapchat, has introduced its new glasses, Spectacles, and they are about as different from Google Glass as could be.

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Why you want Google's Allo

Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you.

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Dealing with VPNs on a Chromebook running Android apps

My first impression of Android on a Chromebook was positive. But, you do need to be aware of how VPNs are handled, since there are now two different operating systems running on a single computer.

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Privacy groups call for FTC probe of WhatsApp promises

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

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Vint Cerf's dream do-over: 2 ways he'd make the internet different

Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again.

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